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Winter in Southern California: Mountain Cabins from Wrightwood to Big Bear
November 02, 2017
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What better way to celebrate the winter season than staying in a cozy mountain cabin among the big pine trees? Just a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles and Orange County, the San Bernardino Mountains offer incredible cabin rentals for families, friends and couples - just perfect for cuddling by a fireplace, sipping hot chocolate and watching the snow fall outside. From Crestline to Big Bear and everywhere in between, visitors will find a cabin that will make winter mountain getaways easy and unforgettable.


This Farmhouse Style Cabin in Crestline features tall cathedral ceilings and a cozy wooden interior located only one mile away from Lake Gregory. The cabin can hold up to eight guest with two bedrooms and four beds. It’s both pet and family-friendly. This quiet and peaceful rental also boasts an outdoor fire pit, perfect for roasting marshmallows on a chilly evening. The home is also located one mile from the village of Crestline and the famed Seeley Creek Falls.

Toad Haven Cottage is a sunny, light-filled cottage on the South side of Lake Gregory just outside of the town of Crestline. A perfect retreat for couples, it’s a newly remodeled two story A-frame home. The design stays true to the original cabin giving visitors a feeling of true escape to a mountain getaway from a time gone by. This cabin isn’t suitable for families or pets but is a perfect mountain haven for adults looking for romance with nature.


Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins is a collection of 16 mountain cabin resort for all seasons ranging from studios to three bedroom cabins. Here visitors can escape to the mountains to enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the whispering pines. Cabins are family and pet-friendly. All include small kitchens and some with wood-burning fireplaces. After a day of skiing, hiking or snowshoeing visitors can relax by the fireplace or cuddle up with a movie (WiFi is included).


Lost Arrow Cabin is a sweet little cabin originally built in 1928 and one of the oldest homes in Wrightwood. At nearly 6,000 feet, Wrightwood is a peaceful mountain town home to Mountain High Ski Resort, where families can ski, snow tube and take lessons at an affordable price. The cabin is walkable to the charming Downtown Wrightwood. Newly remodeled, the cabin features a large natural stone fireplace perfect for chilly winter nights. Up to five guests can rest easy here as the home is on a quiet street.

The Wrightwood Ski Chalet, also known as Casa Vaquero, is a charming mountain retreat that seems right out of a fairytale. Casa Vaquero was built in 1933 using timber milled nearby and is perfect place to completely unplug for a snowy getaway. It’s walking distance from Downtown Wrightwood and its taverns, bistros and boutique shops. It’s also just minutes from Mountain High Ski Resort. The cabin sleeps four to five guests, features a wood-burning stove and fully stocked selection of board games. Take a break from work emails and social media as there’s no internet in this cabin.


Bear Hollow is a petite vintage hunting cabin built at the turn of the century. The cabin is situated south of Big Bear Lake and conveniently near Mammoth-owned Big Bear Mountain Resort for easy access to winter skiing for the entire family. After a long day of skiing, guests can thaw out in the cabin’s private hot tub. The cabin has two bedrooms and hosts up to four guests. Located on a cul de sac, the cabin feels remote and secluded even though it’s only minutes from Big Bear Village. From the front door, guests have access to acres of beautiful hiking trails and areas to sled in the snow.

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